Sidney Crosby stats before controversial remarks towards him. October 4th through October 30th: Games played 11, Goals 3, Assists 10, Points 13 (Point per game avg: 1.19)
Sidney Crosby stats after Alex Semin remarks up until Sergei Kostitsyn remarks. November 1st through January 28th: Games played 36, Goals 15, Assists 36, Points 51 (Point per game avg: 1.41 )
Sidney Crosby stats after Sergei Kostitsyn remarks up until NHL players voting survey. January 30th through February 6th: Games played 5, Goals 3, Assists 5, Points 8 (Point per game avg: 1.60 )
As you can see Sidney Crosby’s ppg average has gone up after each controversial remark towards him. You can judge this however you want. It will be interesting to see if that number goes up to finish out the season.